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Los Angeles Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in LA and its surrounding areas. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

LA's 'Cafe Gratitude' and Other Restaurants Offering Steep Meatless Monday Deals

Meatless Monday deals and offerings across the country show no signs of slowing. From the rollout of meatless options, like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, at national fast food and fast casual...

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crepes--Chez Puce

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by michael 18 years ago

Used to be a place called Chez Puce at Pico & Lincoln in Santa Monica with the best Brittany style crepes. Then it moved to the area of the Promenade. Then what happened? Whither Puce?

“Mexican” restaurants that don’t serve Mexican rice or pinto beans are not real Mexican food

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by Hericide 3 months ago

Why would you open a Mexican restaurant that serves only white or yellow rice, or even worse, that only serves black beans. I live in LA, and more and more I’m starting to see these ridiculous heal...

Santo Pietro's in Studio City circa 1990

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by ckpsjp 5 years ago

Does anyone remember Santo Pietro's original(?) location on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City near MTM studios? Their Chinese Chicken Salad was the best (and first) I ever had and their garlic rolls we...

Quiadaiyn (Oaxacan)

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by Jim Leff 4 months ago

QUIADAIYN 12326 1/2 Venice Bl (1/2 block east of Centinela) Open 8AM-10PM daily See this mini-review with photo: https://www.facebook.com/nancy.zaslavsky/posts/3090747514276387 Nancy Zasla...

Producers Natural Sour Cream - One Ingredient

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A couple weeks ago I noticed this at the supermarket, Natural Sour Cream, from Fresno's Producers Dairy. Now it contains but one ingredient . . . Cultured Cream . . . and has been on the market for...

Chinese American food: a legit cuisine on its own?

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by dharmathug 9 months ago

This article pricked my interest. "The hyphenated diaspora foods Chinese created are frequently maligned as inauthentic or watered-down, a narrative that Peter Kim, executive director of Brooklyn's...

"Start Your Home Cooking Business", Microenterprise Home Kitchens (MEHKO) 101 Webinar, Aug 7

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Microenterprise Home Kitchens (MEHKO) are the newest type of food facility in California (and the nation). A new law now lets home cooks sell prepared meals to the public after obtaining a MEHKO p...

Huntington Beach with a toddler

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by t19103 4 months ago

Hello! I am going to the Hyatt Huntington Beach for a family vacation with hubby and our two-year old son. My search of this board has not been very fruitful. What are the latest hot spots? We ...

Grocery Outlet - July 2019 [Split from June 2019 Grocery Outlet post]]

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by JadeM 5 months ago

SF Mission GO: Horizon Organic Unsalted Butter (labeled 3.99, rang up 2.99) Pt Reyes Blue 4.99 Leonidas Belgian chocolate bars (30% milk with salted caramel or hazelnuts) 2.99 Wellshire Uncur...

Home Plate Dinnerware Exchange, Aug 1-11, Heath Ceramics LA

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . Here’s how it works: donate your gently used dinnerware at Heath LA — any brand — in exchange for 20% off* any corresponding piece of Heathware (plate for plate, bowl for bowl). Traditional...

"Rangoon Racquet Club" Beverly Hills 1970's-1980's

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by DianeHeil 6 years ago

I saw a post from 2009 about the "Rangoon Racquet Club" which was a fabulous, classic Beverly Hills Restaurant and Bar. It has been several years since any new post have been added to that chain, ...

Anyone Remember The Black Whale in MdR?

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by torta basilica 15 years ago

We were so bummed when it closed - loved those King Crab omelettes, Bloody Marys & much more on their menu. Is there anything similiar in food/atmosphere today? It was a great stop before or aft...

Chicken Backs

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by Boy Lorin 14 years ago

Here's something that has been driving me crazy for the past few years: I'm from New York (lower east side) where you can walk into any supermarket and buy chicken necks and backs for soup (at le...

"Shun, Don't Shame": How Hollywood Restaurants Are Treating Disgraced Diners in the #MeToo Era

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . One other way of handling a horrifying guest is to follow the 'shun, don't shame' advice of Daniel Buccino, the director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative. 'If somebody calls that yo...

Searching for specific Korean restaurant in LA

Cocinero Cubano
by Cocinero Cubano 4 months ago

Sam Sifton in the NYTimes just did a piece on "buldak." In it he notes, "I first laid eyes on cheese buldak, a mozzarella-cloaked Korean dish that translates as 'fire chicken,' in a 24-hour restaur...

OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction, July 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

OC Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction Saturday, July 20, 2019 8 a.m. – Admission gate opens (Yellow Gate) 9 a.m. – Buyer check-in and add-on tables open 10 a.m. – Opening...

What markets still sell Paradise Tropical Tea?

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by rockhead 6 years ago

I used to buy Paradise Tropical Tea at Ralph's but they no longer carry it. I checked Vons/Pavillions and Albertson's and they don't stock it either. In searching on-line, it appears it may not be ...

Dinner Recommendations for Burbank area

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by sportcat 4 years ago

Hi Chowhounds, I'll be in Santa Clarita for two nights the second weekend in June. I'm travelling with a group of four colleagues to a conference and have at least one pescatarian in the group; ...